One of the benefits of computing is being able to take everyday tasks and making them simpler to accomplish. Over the years what we can do has gotten more and more powerful while also getting quite easy. It seems like an eternity ago I remember reading everyone going nuts over Quicksilver [http://qsapp.com]. Which since has been replaced by Alfred [http://www.alfredapp.com] or LaunchBar [http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/index.html ] as the go-to Spotlight... Read more →
(com.apple.Compressor.CompressorKit.ErrorDomain error -1.) " today but recently last 3 days NOTING is exporting. And apple keep on telling me about os x yosmite, which is next month( not even out yet) this is seriously drving me nuts help me figure it out or recommend a software for now thanks
With OS X, the App Store has provided an easy way to keep track of updates to various applications and make sure you're always running the latest and greatest software.
However, not all the apps on my computer have been purchased through the App Store. And this obviously doesn't help with Windows applications. There are a number of third party applications that have their own update modules -- but these don't generally run unless you open up the app. So, if there's... Read more →
Is there any modern client now that is good at handling multiple services, including Google's Hangout service? Adium does XMPP but the Hangout integration is pretty medicore and doesn't pull in group Hangouts. I would switch to Messages but I... Read more →
I personally will not be signing up for the program since I don't want to run into issues with any unsupported software.
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I've mentioned this before: Last year, we've moved our entire photo library and music library onto a NAS device (a Synology DS213). Overall, the experience has been decent. It's easy enough to access over the network (and even remotely) to store files, media, and all sorts of other data.
Except when I need to access my /photos or /music folders. There are thousands and sub-directories stored in each folder (sort by dates, e.g. "2014-07-23" in photos and Artist in... Read more →
The post got me thinking a bit about some of the apps I continue to use throughout my time using computers. Shockingly the list isn't as long as... Read more →
My favorites sites of late are the following:
The Sweet Setup (http://thesweetsetup.com/) -- this is a site started by Shawn Blanc where the focus is to pick the best... Read more →
Something that I have been trying to get into more is logging daily activities, work related duties, photos and just general journaling. This has become far easier thanks to smartphones and there is no shortage of tools to make this possible. I have a few different ones that I use to accomplish specific tasks, but I'm always open to hear how other people go about handling their daily journaling.
- Daily Journal - I can't speak highly enough of DayOne and everything it...
After updating my Mac to OS X Mavericks, my remote connection stopped working, and OS X would give be a useless "unable to connect to server" error each time I tried to mount the remote drive.
Sadly, it looks like Apple somehow broke their secure... Read more →
This article says that MacBook Airs seem to be having trouble (crashes):... Read more →
We were having an interesting discussion in the office today about OS X Mavericks. Some people felt that Mavericks (along with Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard) seemed more like point releases than significantly new operating systems. (i.e., a simple update intended to fix bugs rather than add significant new features.)
A second example was mentioned with regard to iOS. iOS 7 has been the first new coat of paint in a long time. Prior to that, iOS 6, 5, 4, etc,... Read more →
- new iPad
- new iPad mini
- Availability dates for OS X Mavericks and the unique-looking Mac Pro
- Perhaps some new Macbook Pro or Mac mini refreshes?